CASAA Recommendations…

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Written by Roberto Sussman1 and Carmen Escrig2
1Institute for Nuclear Sciences, National University of México UNAM. Physics PhD. Director of Pro-Vapeo México AC
2Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. Biology PhD specialized in Virology. Coordinator of the Medical Platform for Tobacco Harm Reduction in Spain.

Summary

PURPOSE The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic provides fertile ground for spreading misinformation on vaping. Vapers must be equipped with solid information and data to counterargue.

ON SMOKING. The relation between smoking and the progression to severe conditions of COVID-19 is still uncertain, though identified vulnerability conditions for this progression (cardiovascular and respiratory disease, diabetes) in mostly senior patients are strongly correlated with long term harms from smoking.

ON VAPING. There is no evidence that vaping (intrinsically) increases the risk of infection or progression to severe condition of COVID-19. When evaluating risks on vapers it is necessary to consider that most are ex-smokers or still smokers. Vapers with a long previous smoking history could exhibit conditions seen in vulnerable patients. However, this would not be an effect of vaping but of previous smoking. Since completely switching from smoking to vaping improves cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, smokers who switch to vaping are expected to have a better prognosis if infected by SARS-CoV-2

ON PROPYLENE GLYCOL (PG) AS DISINFECTANT. Because of its hygroscopic nature PG vapor (not droplets) can act as environmental disinfectant wiping out pathogens under specific physical conditions. However, there is no evidence on whether this effect will work on SARS-CoV-2 and in the context of vaping.

ON ENVIRONMENTAL VAPOR. While there are no reported and verified cases of contagion, the saliva droplets carrying SARS-CoV-2 virus are much heavier than the rapidly moving volatile droplets of exhaled vapor. Therefore, vapor exhaled by an infected vaper is likely to spread as much viruses as in normal respiration in the personal breathing zone, far less and far closer than spreading by sneezing or coughing.

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Back To Basics With The Dovpo M VV II

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Lightweight, easy to use and protected, the Dovpo M VV II (II being the second generation) is a really well made and affordable box mod. This is actually the first Dovpo mod I have purchased. Dovpo makes the Topside which I believe is their best selling mod series. I happened to catch a video on this one a few weeks before release and thought it looked interesting. I really like variable voltage vaping aka VV, being as old as I am, the first variable function mods we used were VV mods only with NO protection. Later the industry added variable wattage aka VW and then temperature control, aka TC to the possibilities.

The mod is very easy to use. You just turn the potentiometer up or down until you feel it has the best heat/flavor combination from your atomizer/eLiquid, thats it. No screen to have to look at. One feature I like is one little inset LED showing you your battery level. Green Amber and Red. Full, half full, and low. As far as protections, it has all the modern ones: Low voltage, overheat, overtime and battery polarity. It also has a USB C connector to charge up your batteries. An output booster also gives you up to 8 volts or 280 watts. That’s a lots of power. Note that I usually don’t vape much beyond 5 volts because I usually build/use lower ohm coils. The other two potentiometer driven mods I own are the HexOhm and the Surric X which uses pulse width modulation or PWM output.

If you were wondering, the M VV II has a very fast response/ramp up time. In other words it responds quickly after you push the button.

As most of the reviewers state, the panel graphics are a bit much. I chose the dragon samurai of the three that are offered. I would have preferred a simple color or pattern to choose from.

Build quality is great and it feels comfortable in your hands.

In conclusion, I think this is a good mod for someone moving up from a pen style or cigalike all in one or AIO style device and also an advanced vaper who wants something simple and low cost with plenty of power and with all the basic safety features built into the chipset.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Vaping!

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Tomorrow marks 10 years of not smoking tobacco for me as I started vaping back in 2009. I feel great and have NEVER had any vape related illness. Maybe I am lucky or maybe just smart. I stupidly smoked tobacco for 32 years prior and probably have shortened my life because of it, but even under the current US political situation with flavored eLiquid, I am still standing and vaping proud and will continue to do so until I die. I hope that all vapers stand proud, advocate and not put up with our current political vaping situation. I will NEVER go back to smoking tobacco. Thats my story and I am sticking to it. Stay calm and vape on!

Sorry OFRF, Wrong Direction…

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On OFRF’s web page:

…”So will OFRF disappear? Definitely not, OFRF will move into the cannabis and CBD hardware market.

It has always been OFRF’s intention to move into the CBD / THC vaping market. Stated OFRF CEO Chris Hopkins. For the past six months OFRF engineers have been working in collaboration with Wotofo engineers to develop a new coil tech designed specifically for the use in CBD and THC vaping cartridges and we are very excited about this new direction.

Stay tuned for our first CBD pen product launch coming soon.”…

All I have to say is I do love your little eLiquid mesh tank but sorry Chris, wrong direction.

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